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The lady, who committed suicide on Tuesday at GBP Hospital, tested positive for COVID19.

The report of the woman came out in the afternoon after she committed suicide allegedly due to fear.

While confirming the information, Tripura education Minister Ratan Lal Nath on Tuesday said, the SDM Sadar would make arrangement for her cremation at night.

The 50-year-old woman from West Tripura district committed suicide at GBP Hospital in Agartala on Tuesday morning, a day after her sample was tested for COVID19,

The woman, a resident of Matinagar in Raimura area under Amtali police station, was admired to GBP Hospital on Monday after she developed a breathing problem.

Education minister Nath said she was admitted to the hospital on Monday noon at Flu clinic.

She complained of breathing problem. But she was suffering from kidney ailments for the last one year.

the woman was found hanging in the lavatory of the hospital on Tuesday morning.

Earlier, a police official said she developed a fear of being infected by the deadly disease and committed suicide due to panic.

Her body has been sent for conducting post-mortem.

On Tuesday night, Tripura registered 25 more COVID19 positive cases, taking the state’s overall tally to 471.

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb in a tweet at 10.32 pm on Tuesday said a total of 581 samples were tested for COVID19 in the state on the day, out of which 25 were found positive.


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